Below is a brilliant video of the Arena in its hey day. Released by Pathe News, the following silent footage shows Paul Robeson’s May Day march from George Square to Queen’s Park in 1960. (The march reaches Queen’s Park at 3 mins 15 secs.)
Paul Robeson was a celebrated singer and civil rights campaigner.
Rare picture of the bandstand in early 1990s, not long before it was destroyed in a fire.